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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask Regular.
The power of the blacksmith is legendary so this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy and the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Deep red like the fire at its heart and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops its enough to give other brewers the hump.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Very similar to other bitters in its style. Has a familiar flat, wateriness. This one has a bit more malts than usual and smells of dirt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Cask in Cabmridge RedLion, Nice light fruit aroma. Amber colour white head. Full malty taste with smooth bitterness. Medium body. Good smooth beer, drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1786) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
Cask, The university arms, and Sheffield. Amber, caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet with stone fruit and a bright but mild hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftBeerNick (751) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Cask at Covent Garden, 10th November 2011. Not bad to start with, but heavy after a while

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
cask at haymarket ... copper creamy tan head ... soft toffee malts nose ... sweet juicymalt roast ... little grassy bitter hop ... dull and light bitter linger

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Damp earth and mouldy leaves in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Pale malts deliver a robust maltloaf base with strong notes of roasted malted grain. Dusty hop resins give a short bitter aftertaste. Dry flavours of wood smoke, leather and walnuts continue into the oak cask finish. A really good session ale with lots of complexity, well recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Medium white head. Black body. Roastiness, fruity, burnt toffee, green apple. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
On cask at The Piccadilly, Manchester. Pours brown with a foamy white head. Strong malt start with a dark fruit hit. Hops give a good balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Cask at pub in London. A dark brown colour with a nice head. good taste of malt and caramel, and a pretty nice bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
A - Roasted caramel and nuts A - Caramel brown with thin lasting creamy head T - Mellow sweetness and roasted bitter P - Mid to full and creamy O - Great beer


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